The statistics and facts about miscarriage

Obstetrician Paul Crane, MD discusses the facts and statistics about miscarriages including how often they occur, when they typically take place during pregnancy, and more
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The statistics and facts about miscarriage

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Miscarriage is extremely common. It accounts for as much as 12-15 percent of pregnancies in young women, and as much as 40 percent in women over 40. Most pregnancies that terminate at miscarriage happen in the first several weeks of pregnancy. They are genetic in nature. The fetus stops developing very early and they may stay in utero for several weeks beyond the pregnancy, before the actual miscarriage occurs. There is very little that one can do to prevent genetic miscarriage. There are other sources of miscarriage as well that are less common. There is a progesterone deficiency, deformities of the uterus, infectious diseases. The most common sign of miscarriage is bleeding. Some people have bleeding before the true miscarriage occurs. A true miscarriage is when the products of the pregnancy are being expelled, along with bleeding that could be quite heavy. There is usually a significant amount of cramping.
PREGNANCY, Miscarriage and Loss

Obstetrician Paul Crane, MD discusses the facts and statistics about miscarriages including how often they occur, when they typically take place during pregnancy, and more

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Paul Crane, MD

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Paul Crane, MD, is a board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and has practiced for more than 30 years. He specializes in natural childbirth and VBAC births in his practice in Beverly Hills. Paul is the father of six children ranging in age from 18 to 40. In his free time, he enjoys photography. Even after 30 years, one of his favorite things to do is deliver babies. 

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